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Ralph William Pellecchia

AGE: 83 • Sea Girt

Ralph William Pellecchia, CLU,ChFC (83), of Sea Girt, NJ died Monday, December 19, 2016 at Jersey Shore Univ. Medical Center, Neptune, NJ with his family by his side. Born in Paterson, NJ, Ralph lived in Fairfield, NJ before moving to Sea Girt in 1983. He played football at Paterson East Side High School where he was All State. He also played for St. Benedict's, Wake Forest and in the US Army. Ralph attended St. Benedict's Prep and Wake Forest University where he earned his BBS in business. After graduating college, Ralph played football in the Canadian Pro-League. He was an Agency Manager for AXA Equitable, Clark, NJ. During his distinguished 60 year career with AXA Equitable, he served as President of the Old Guard, Hall of Fame member and received more than 87 awards. Ralph was an avid golfer at Spring Lake Golf Club and he loved the beach. He was a parishioner of St. Catharine Church, Spring Lake.

Ralph was predeceased by his sisters; Mildred Feragola and Lucia Giampapa. Surviving are his beloved wife of 59 years, Barbara Pellecchia, 3 children; Carol Pellecchia-Hanley and her husband Kevin of Sea Girt, Mark J. Pellecchia and his wife Jane of Wall, Gregg J. Pellecchia and his wife Kimberly of Colts Neck, 6 grandchildren; Kevin Jr., Matthew, Mark Jr., Robert, Michael and Lia and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visiting will be Thursday, from 3-8 PM at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at new Bedford Rd., Wall. A Funeral Mass will be Friday, 10:30 AM at St. Catharine Church, Spring Lake. Committal will follow in St. Catharine Cemetery, Wall. For more information or to send condolences please visit In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Autism of New Jersey, 500 Horizon Drive Suite 530 Robbinsville, NJ 08691.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 21, 2016
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